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Dustoffs 1969-04-27 - 1969-04-28


Published April 27, 1969


"Summary: RV, pilot at controls of UH-1D medical copter in flight. Badly wounded ARVNs on litters are loaded aboard the copter. Medic puts intravenous into wounded ARVN'S leg aboard copter in flight. Crew chief helps medic with the wounded. Another wounded ARVN is loaded into the copter. Pilot at controls of copter in flight. Seriously wounded Vietnamese soldier is treated in flight. He is given intravenous solution. Wounded are removed from the copter. RV, pilot and copilot. Medic cleans blood from his hands. ARVN dead and wounded are loaded into UH-1D. The dead and wounded ARVNs are unloaded from the copter. More scenes of ARVN wounded being loaded into copter and in flight. CU, dustoff insignia on copter. Soldier putting wheels on UH-1D. Four-man crew walking to copter. Pilot puts on helmet and flak jacket. Pilot and copilot check map. Blades of copter start to rotate, the copter takes off. UH-1D lands in revetment. Air-to-air, medical copter in flight. American soldier throws signal grenade and directs copter to landing in field. Medic exits from copter with litters. Copter takes off. Civilian ambulance on field. Injured civilian is carried from copter to ambulance. Additional scenes of wounded ARVNs and civilians being loaded and unloaded from the medical copter. Downed AH-1G copter in field. Soldiers removing weapons from the downed AH-1G. Wounded Vietnamese soldier is loaded into copter. soldier refueling UH-1D medical copter at sunset."
National Archives Identifier:     32702


Language English

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